Alistair Johnston called up for Canadian World Cup qualifying

Nashville SC right-back Alistair Johnston continues his rapid rise to the top. The 23-year-old defender was named to Canada’s squad for their upcoming round of World Cup qualifiers against Aruba (June 5) and Suriname (June 8).

The Maple Leafs currently lead Group B. They beat Bermuda 5-1 and the Cayman Islands 11-0 in the March window, in which Johnston made his international debut and notched his first goal and assist.

MLS will be on international break, and Nashville won’t play again until June 18, meaning Johnston won’t miss any time for his club side. However, the more he continues to impress, the more likely it is that he’s called to Canada’s squad for the Concacaf Cold Gup later this summer.

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